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Steel Reserve

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Bowling Alley

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King Pin 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: J.J., Jane Maurer in 2005
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Mildly overhanging pocketed face.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Ring anchor with cables under small roof
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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2.51 stars (37 votes)
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5.10a (34 votes)

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Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Apr 10th, 2021


Stewy911 said on March 28th, 2005
This climb is gonna get harder over the years. The top holds will break and this will be an interesting climb. All these climbs will become harder.
weber said on April 22nd, 2005
Short and initially a bit brittle. Will clean up in time.
One-Fall said on June 19th, 2006
I think this is the best one on the wall.
Josephine said on September 23rd, 2007
still brittle - i'm guessing no one climbs here, but this was fun!
jordancolburn said on February 9th, 2009
Good line, straight up and obvious. Will be much more fun one all the flakes break off, now its a little bit of a challenge to pick the holds that won't break.
Anonymous said on May 19th, 2010
really dont see how it is a 10a in anyway
alfredo said on August 16th, 2010
It's cleaned up well. Felt like 10a with the hardest moves being at the start.
Josephine said on April 7th, 2012
Cleaned up a bit - but needs more traffic. The holds are still awfully sharp! It's a great little route. Shady in the afternoon and perfect for a busy day in Muir since no one ever comes to this wall!
Chiyram said on November 19th, 2013
Fun short route. More like 9+, the plus being at the start.